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Accident: 201079993 - Employee'S Finger Is Struck By Hitch And Is Amputated

Accident: 201079993 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31723122303/24/20144729Southwest Airlines Co
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on February 24, 2014, Employee #1 was working at an airport and for an airline company. He was trying to hitch a baggage cart. As he lined up the hitch with his left hand, the hitch struck his middle finger and crushed it in between the hitch and the tow, causing the partial amputation of the finger. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was treated and hospitalized for the partial finger amputation.
Keywords: amputated, airport, finger, caught between, crushed, struck by, cart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317231223 Hospitalized injury Amputation Baggage porters and bellhops

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